Articles on Fraud
Jerome has authored dozens of articles on fraud of all kinds. Industries vary, but fraud is fraud – no matter how you slice it.
As a keynote speaker he speaks at conferences and conventions often under the topics of ethics. To get ahold of him check the bottom of the page.
Educational and Humorous
These articles about fraud are both educational and funny. They have been published by organizations such as the Business Journal, California CPA Magazine, Mortgage Press, Niche Report and the Scotsman Guide as well as other corporate fraud web sites and blogs that deal with fraud, criminals, conspiracy and prison.
Articles On Fraud, Con men and Ethics
- Con Man: Master of Illusion
- The conman, or confidence man, has been around for a long time. In this article Jerome Mayne explains his involvement with a con-man who was operating in the mortgage industry. He describes how con-men exist and operate in the United States and corporate America in general. Much of the white collar crime that takes place, is perpetrated by individuals who were recruited by con men.
- Conspiracy Theory or Fact
- Here are two examples of white-collar conspiracy incidents. It shows that conspiracy crimes don’t necessitate successful conspiracy crime. Ultimately, I strongly encourage ethical behavior to prevent legal and personal repercussions.
- My First Day in Prison
- When I arrived in prison it was a whole new world for me. I wrote letters to my girl friend every day, bit the first one — well, read this. It is almost an exact copy of the letter I wrote to her of that memorable; first day in prison. My book, “Diary of a White Collar Criminal“ contains many of the letters I wrote to her. In fact, almost the entire book comes from the personal and intimate letters I wrote to my girlfriend while I was in federal prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
- This is a situation I was in. It was an introspective experience with a stranger that challenged my assumptions and judgments. The encounter in downtown Minneapolis, where the I mistakenly perceived a non-English speaking man as a potential menace. It taught me a valuable lesson about humility and forgiveness. This taught me the importance of remaining teachable and striving to make a positive impact each day.
- Top 10 Reasons to Commit Fraud
- What if David Letterman had a top 10 list about committing fraud. Got tired of voting? Desperate for a roommate named Bubba? Try fraud, it’s just your ticket!
- Crime: Who Does the Time
- My mother did not commit mortgage fraud. I did. My friends, brothers and kids were not involved in a white collar conspiracy. I was. The truth: they had to go through the same humiliation, fear and anguish that I went through.
- Ethics: Perspective of a Felon
- This is my perspective on ethics. My past led me to contemplate the principles of right conduct while serving a 21-month federal prison sentence for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Although I initially blamed the system for my incarceration, I soon recognized my actions for what they were: unethical and criminal.
- Creative Fraud 101
- Some mortgage loan officers were oblivious to the blatant fraudulent methods they were using to get home buyers approved. At one time, it was all about getting the loan in the door and making that commission – at any cost. They had no idea what price they would pay for their freedom years down the line.
- Will Your Son Wind Up In Prison?
- Tongue in cheek observations of qualities of inmates I spent time with. If your son displays these qualities, he might wind up in prison.
- How to Go to Prison: 5 Simple Steps
- Who knew, prison’s a prime spot for ethical enlightenment – thanks, white collar crimes! Turns out, ethics aren’t mystical belly signals but basic behavior principles! Remember folks, to dodge those prison jumpsuits, model ethics, and don’t pocket ‘hush money.’
- Fraud and Ethics in Tax Relief Companies
Referring to ethics as a general academic specialty, Jerome does not use powerpoint slides, check lists or tests. Rather he tells a story. Much of his story and experiences in FBI investigations, federal court and prison have contributed to the insights from which these articles are written.